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Group work in correctional facilities?


I am wondering if anyone has any resources / information regarding running group workshops in correctional facilities; specifically paying attention to issues related to gang involvement. Any thoughts or ideas would be welcome and greatly appreciated!

Karrie-Noelle Plohman

Check out Michael Ungar's book......Playing At Being Bad; Andrew Malekoff....Group work with Adolescents....Principles and Practices....sections on violence.

Rick Kelly
Some readings which may be of interest – Eds. /cycol-1202-polischuk.html /cycol-0904-dolphinstory.html /cycol-1005-wachtel.html /cycol-0607-hayes.html /CYC-Online -sep2009-burfordchapter.html /cycol-0305-moraljudgment.html



I did group work with Aggression Replacement Training(ART) with juvenile offenders. At first they're very suspect, trying to figure out what type of trick I am up to. But after a few sessions they realize I am only trying to teach them pro-social life skills, to correct thinking errors (cognitive distortions)and anger reduction. This works well with gang involved youth.

Call or email if you want further information.

Gene Cavaliere
Harmony Hill School
401 – 949-0690

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